Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Monday led the House of Representatives in paying tribute to the late Deputy Speaker Ma. Amelita “Girlie” Calimbas-Villarosa during a necrological service held at the session hall inside the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City.
I am filled with gratitude for the passage of the proposed Bayanihan to Arise As One Act, or Bayanihan 3, in the House of Representatives after my colleagues set aside politics and crossed party lines to unite for a common goal of providing much-needed help to our fellow Filipinos facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For a family with three children, Karen Sace, manager of Bahi Agriculture and Fisheries Association (BAFA), admitted that it is a challenge to make ends meet with the P300 a day wage of her laborer husband.
For his part, Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco, Jr. — who also serves as President of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) — said they are optimistic in attaining food security with the increased IRA and local autonomy.
Members of the Butansapa Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BMPC) are now able to fully utilize the P1.3 million worth coco coir processing center and equipment provided by the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).